Group tutorial days are available and have been set aside
for trainees to discuss course material and activities with which they have had
difficulty. Their written attempts to answer these questions may be sent to the
course manager for feed-back.
The Real IPM company provides a comprehensive consultancy
service to the international horticultural fresh produce industry, as well as
plantation crops such as coffee, sisal, cashew, macadamia, pineapple and others.
We work with both large and small-scale growers.
Our consultants have many years relevant experience both in
academic and practical horticultural areas and are ideally placed to provide
focussed, practical consultancy advice.
We have a proven track-record in development of novel IPM
solutions and identification of useful local natural enemies suitable for
mass-rearing. We can also arrange for export of natural enemies from Kenya for
use in other countries.
Strategic planning for pesticide reduction
As part of a company's conversion to 'pesticide-free',
'pesticide residue free' or 'organic' production we can assist to:
- eliminate the use of specific groups of more
review current pesticide use by crop or
suggest alternative less toxic
pesticides or IPM strategies
undertake a Training Needs Analysis for the
devise a research and development programme
to fill the
produce a business plan for the reduction in
develop pesticide usage reports to
Sources of relevant indigenous natural enemies for crop
protection can generally be found living close to their prey. But identifying
the species that can be used commercially requires knowledge and experience. Our
consultants bring many years' relevant field experience to bear on your locality
to help exploit beneficial insects to their best advantage.
Development of IPM and organic programmes
design crop IPM specific scouting systems
- effective measurement of the progress of IPM
ensure all sprays are based on risk
assessment of crop
The Real IPM Company offers training and consultancy
programmes to enable companies to conserve local natural enemies in order to
replace pesticide use. This involves hands-on practical training in commercial
insect rearing, plus full follow-up support.
Increasing biodiversity on the farm